Elf Divers Re-Open SEA LIFE(TM) Just in Time for Christmas With New Creatures and Features

December 23, 2008

SEA LIFE Divers Celebrate by Decorating LEGO Christmas Tree Under Water

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ — SEA LIFE(TM) Aquarium at LEGOLAND(R) California Resort re-opened today not with a bang, but with a splash as two SEA LIFE “elves” dove deep into the 200,000 gallon Lost City of Atlantis display to decorate a LEGO(R) Christmas tree underwater. Surrounded by 40 new cownose rays, two new zebra sharks and the hundreds of tropical fish, rays and sharks that call Atlantis home, divers decorated a 6-foot-tall Christmas tree made of 4,000 DUPLO(R) bricks and topped with a LEGO starfish.

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The Aquarium opened next door to LEGOLAND California in August, in time to greet summer guests and closed for modifications on November 11. Additions include an interactive LEGO sand castle building area; a new slide and decor in the Lake Tahoe area; new murals at the front entrance; and a new welcome video in the introduction room.

In addition to the new 6-foot-long zebra sharks and cownose rays, many more creatures have been added throughout the Aquarium including chocolate chip sea stars, blue linkia sea stars, African general stars, sea apples, flying gurnard and juvenile Port Jackson sharks. With these additions, SEA LIFE Aquarium at LEGOLAND California Resort officially becomes home to more sharks than any of the other 28 SEA LIFE Aquariums world-wide.

The mission of SEA LIFE is to immerse guests in an interactive, educational and fun aquarium experience while increasing awareness of the importance of safeguarding the sea and its inhabitants. As guests explore the two-story, 36,000 square-foot Aquarium, they will discover 36 displays in 14 themed rooms, holding more than 250,000 gallons of water. Key features include the Discovery Zone, where guests interact with marine life experts, touch tide pool animals and take an inside look at the lives of sea creatures from interactive pop-up displays; the Shoaling Ring, where guests are surrounded by 360 degrees of schooling fish; and the Ray Lagoon where several species of rays “fly” through the water in Mayan temple ruins. Key creatures include sharks, rays, jellyfish, seahorses and a giant Pacific octopus.

For more information, call 760-918 LEGO or visit www.LEGOLAND.com.

SOURCE LEGOLAND(R) California Resort

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